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Old 09-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #51
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Why is everyone hunting hand corn?


Cant you just go buy it at Buccees? Or is there already a shortage on corn again?
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:36 AM   #52
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Some deer have an aversion to day time activity at a regular feeder. Using hand corn at a spot on a trail away from a feeder can be productive.

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Old 09-21-2017, 09:52 AM   #53
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For the past 8 seasons all I do is hand corn...no feeder anywhere near my stands and I have killed the best 2 bucks of my life. I never go with out shot opportunities...even on opening day when there has not been corn for 9 months.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:58 AM   #54
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:05 PM   #55
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Went to hand corn today. These guys were already there looking for a hand out. All I had with me was my Hawk. I had to through stones at them to get them to move, ( only went about 20 yds at a time) I'll be back next week with something other than my Hawk!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:26 PM   #56
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Went to hand corn today. These guys were already there looking for a hand out. All I had with me was my Hawk. I had to through stones at them to get them to move, ( only went about 20 yds at a time) I'll be back next week with something other than my Hawk!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:27 PM   #57
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Some deer have an aversion to day time activity at a regular feeder. Using hand corn at a spot on a trail away from a feeder can be productive.

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Old 09-22-2017, 06:04 PM   #58
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Why is everyone hunting hand corn?


Cant you just go buy it at Buccees? Or is there already a shortage on corn again?
I buy my hand corn at Buc-ees.

Keep my 5 gallon bucket with lid topped off throughout the season. A couple scoops in a bag before I head out to the stand. I would say 90% of the critters I have killed with a bow have been eating corn that was thrown on the ground.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:25 AM   #59
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I've been hand corning a bag a week for the last 3 weeks in two separate locations on the lease. Set up my treestand this weekend. I've got hogs, deer (a couple of good targets) and of course, plenty of cows. I'll be missing opening week, had to reschedule a cruise due to Harvey. Don't think the animals will be going anywhere, so I'll get after them when we get back. Good luck everyone!
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:57 AM   #60
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Hand corn works great. The problem I have had is I will hand corn my shooting lane right before getting in my blind or stand and I have had deer come to the corn but I guess they smell I was there and they back off and leave. And I wear rubber boots. How do you avoid the deer smelling you after you hand corn?
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:04 AM   #61
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You have to take more than a "GI Shower" " Its a joke" I put corn in a zip lock bag with a old coffee can. I never touch the corn. I also hang my camo out side for a week or two. Boots, I walk in the woods, Yard, and don't wear other than to hunt. I also put 4 squares of char coal in each all my boot when I am done using them.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:10 AM   #62
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Rubber boots without scent killer spray is futile. Use a quality scent spray and have dedicated boots to hunt with. Also I stand in front of my stand and toss the corn out of the cup or bucket.

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Old 09-25-2017, 03:23 PM   #63
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[quote=DRT;12758619]Rubber boots without scent killer spray is futile. Use a quality scent spray and have dedicated boots to hunt with. Also I stand in front of my stand and toss the corn out of the cup or bucket.

Im going todo it this way.
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:03 PM   #64
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Rubber boots without scent killer spray is futile. Use a quality scent spray and have dedicated boots to hunt with. Also I stand in front of my stand and toss the corn out of the cup or bucket.

Im going todo it this way.
I will point out that the reason for rubber boots is to avoid any real reason to spray them down with scent killer. They are rubber/PVC and don't retain any human odor as long as you rinse em off, etc. Leather or fabric boots retain scent, and you spray them down to get an odor neutralizer soaked into the fabric/skin. Now I do treat the inside, but prefer smoke for this so I don't get the inside of my boot wet.

Anybody who has sprayed a rubber boot with scent killer has watched it bead up and drip off. I find that to be an expensive way to wash ones boots



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Old 09-25-2017, 04:14 PM   #65
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When you can wash away the smell of deer scent on a boot with DDW3D I would say it's working. Beading up or not.

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:17 PM   #66
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I bring a 1 gallon bag out with me each hunt and throw it around the pen, front of the blind etc. Try to get the deer to stop if its one I want to shoot.

I have a buddy that will put a small pile of corn right in front of his bow blind with some apple scented stuff from Academy poured over a small pile of his corn and has shot his deer over that pile! I'll be trying it out for the first time this year

If I'm not mistaken this is what it is
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:26 PM   #67
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I go in once a week and drive to my hand corn spot and get out with my work boots on and dump 50 pounds out. Had a little bit of good luck doing it that way.
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:34 PM   #68
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My fellow TBH'ers call this spot on my low fence ranch the yellow brick road. We corn it heavily morning and evening and deer pile out to eat. Sometimes we use the road feeder but most of the time we just pour out of the bag from the back of the ranger.

Have had in excess of 40 WTD out at once and all seem to ignore the feeder when it goes off until all of the hand corn is gone.

We use about 25-30lbs each run
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:36 PM   #69
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I've found if you work around the area regular, leave a sweaty t shirt at your stand at the end of the weekend and don't just show up the weekend before season to fill feeders and then hunt you'll have more luck. Deer adapt to people.

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:38 PM   #70
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I'm thinking about getting me one of those zip-loc body suit for hand Corning. Dan infalt sells them on utube!
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:43 PM   #71
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:38 AM   #72
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DRT is on to something. If you work a place and the deer are used to seeing you and smelling you, they won't be spooked by a little scent. It is a different matter for guys that show up seven or eight times a season on a place where the deer don't come into contact with humans very often.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:39 AM   #73
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DRT is on to something. If you work a place and the deer are used to seeing you and smelling you, they won't be spooked by a little scent. It is a different matter for guys that show up seven or eight times a season on a place where the deer don't come into contact with humans very often.
Yes but if you spend as much time there as I do you may find the deer are easier to get along with than the wife.

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Old 09-26-2017, 09:25 AM   #74
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Yes but if you spend as much time there as I do you may find the deer are easier to get along with than the wife.

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Old 09-28-2017, 02:09 PM   #75
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Did some more hand corning today, hogs were already there and gone.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:04 AM   #76
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Got busted yesterday evening. I hand corned a spot about 4:00 and got in my stand. at 4:30 a sow and piglets came in. The sow was very nervous. She finally threw her head up in the direction I walked in and turned and ran making a growling noise. About 7:00 a small 6 point was walking in, he looked in my direction and went back the way he came. I was wearing snake boots. They probably smelled where I walked in and hand corned. Any advice?
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:07 AM   #77
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I like to spread some out in front of each window I may be shooting out of.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:18 AM   #78
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Spray the soles down with scent killer every time you go. Personally I don't wear my snake boots i work around the place in to hunt. I have two pair. But I'm watching where I walk when I go to stand so I can avoid snakes easily so most of the time I where dedicated hunting boots that are only worn for hunting.

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:21 AM   #79
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if youre putting it out around a feeder make sure to spread it out. i had deer last year that would walk up, look at the line i had out and then leave.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:57 AM   #80
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It also depends on where you are hunting. If the deer haven't seen a human in months or ever, or if they are heavily hunted then it's a different story.

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Old 10-02-2017, 10:02 AM   #81
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Where you are hunting and if the deer are accustomed to humans and can relate to the sight and sounds of humans feeding them, then you don't really have to worry about all that scent block and rubber boots and all.
I just rattle my corn can and throw out the corn while wearing my sneakers most of the time and the deer could care less.
They aren't tame by any means, just used to seeing people (ranchers) and being fed.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:36 AM   #82
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I've found if you work around the area regular, leave a sweaty t shirt at your stand at the end of the weekend and don't just show up the weekend before season to fill feeders and then hunt you'll have more luck. Deer adapt to people.

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im usually out working somewhere on my place every 3rd weekend and they are used to the sounds and smells of me and my family. even the dogs don't spook them anymore.
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